On a day that should have been all about celebrating their double-digit Illinois win and finally getting Jeb Bush’s endorsement, Mitt’s campaign instead has everyone focused on that humble, low-tech toy the Etch-a-Sketch.
Mitt’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and, in reply to a question about whether moves to the right during the primary would hurt Mitt in the general, said this:
“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign, everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-a-Sketch, you can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.”
Of course, this has been Mitt’s problem his whole career, that he’s the blank screen who’s happy to put up a new picture just long enough to get your vote.
The DNC, the Obama campaign, and the Santorum campaign are all over this, making fun of Mitt.
Santorum is contrasting himself as the “What you see is what you get” candidate. Agree with Santorum or not, you have to respect his consistency and conviction.